Opened: May 23, 1970
Height: 50 feet
Length: 1,837 Feet
Speed: 40 MPH
Type: Wildcat 65m
Designer: Ing.-Buro Stengel GmbH
Closed: September 17,1978
Number of Coasters in 1970: 3
Wildcat was relocated to ValleyFair! in Minnesota for the 1979 season.
After adding Wildcat in 1970 Cedar Point would add: Frontier Trail (1971), Giant Wheel (1972), Matterhorn (1972), Jumbo Jet (1972-1978), Cedar Point Cinema (1975-2001), Corkscrew (1976), Troika (1976), Witches' Wheel (1977-2018), and Gemini (1978). All of these attractions would help make Cedar Point a better park.
Wildcat closed at Cedar Point on September 17, 1978. It was relocated to ValleyFair at the end of the 1978 season. Wildcat reopened in 1979 at ValleyFair as Wild Rails. It closed at ValleyFair in 1998. It was then relocated to Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City Maryland. The ride reopened in 1999 as Wildcat. It would operate until 2001 when the ride was moved into storage. It reopened at Jolly Roger in 2015 and it remains in operation there to this day.
In 1979 the former site of Wildcat was not used. Matterhorn and Super Himalaya were relocated near the site as temporary placeholders.
Also in 1979, Cedar Point opened a new Wildcat ride named WildCat. The ride was located further up the beach where Jumbo Jet once stood. It was relocated in 1985 to make room for another roller coaster. It closed in 2011 and was removed from the park.
In 2023 Matterhorn, and Scrambler was relocated to the site that was once home to Wildcat. Scrambler was renamed Atomic Scrambler. Both rides were refreshed to entertain guests.
The site would also be home to Wild Mouse. Wild Mouse would have a lot of similarities to Wildcat. Wild Mouse is going to continue Wildcat's legacy for a long time.
Last Updated: 05/01/2024
Photos by: Cedar Point, Jake Hamons, Russ Haudan, and Doug Jackson.